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 2021-09-14 09:33 

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Days after CEO exit, Hoolah cuts jobs in restructuring effort...

The cost-cutting measure at the Singapore-based BNPL firm last month signals intensifying competition in the sector....

 2021-09-14 09:30 

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GoTo is finding it difficult to go to Southeast Asia...

GoTo Group is trying to impress investors, and an insurtech startup has hit US$1 million in pre-seed funding...

 2021-09-14 09:28 

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Traveloka plans to expand fintech services beyond its app via Sirclo...

This comes after the travel unicorn announced plans to launch its fintech services in Vietnam and Thailand....

 2021-09-14 09:25 

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China Roundup: Alibaba joins $300m round of self-driving car firm, and other news...

Also, Baidu expands its robotaxi service to Shanghai, CATL plans to invest up to US$2 billion to build battery plant, and more....

 2021-09-14 08:07 

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Singapore, India's central banks to link PayNow and UPI by July 2022...

The linking will provide users an easier way to make instant and low-cost fund transfers from one bank account to another between the two countries....

 2021-09-14 08:07 

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Grab expects single-digit % growth for remaining quarters of 2021...

The IPO-bound company is expecting minimal to no growth in adjusted net sales and adjusted EBITDA for the remaining quarters of the year....

 2021-09-14 06:40 

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Mobility safety startup raises $1m to help prevent motorcycle accidents...

Rider Dome has a collision alert system that aims to make a change in motorcycle safety for delivery fleets....

 2021-09-14 06:31 

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East Ventures pours $1.5m into Indonesian logistics management startup...

McEasy aims to increase the total number of vehicles integrated in its system by 2x within the fourth quarter of 2021....

 2021-09-14 06:00 

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Friday Binance brouhaha...

A look at what happens in our newsroom when a story moves fast....

 2021-09-14 05:30 

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Alibaba-backed Ficus' revenue falls, but operational cash flow improves...

Revenue for its ecommerce logistics business was hit despite the sector seeing a boost from the pandemic....

 2021-09-14 05:00 

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How can ByteDance's food delivery play succeed?...

ByteDance's Douyin could cozy up to Meituan in China. However, the short-video platform's foray into food delivery remains nascent....

 2021-09-14 04:46 

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Antler joins $1.5m round of Singapore bookkeeping startup...

Bluesheets said its clients include global brands such as Pizza Express, Osome, and NextPay....

 2021-09-14 03:04 

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20 fresh tech and startup jobs in Asia this week...

We've rounded up this week's top 20 job opportunities in the tech and startup scene....

 2021-09-14 03:00 

Tech in Asia

This deck won OpenFin $17m from Wells Fargo, HSBC, others...

Other clients and backers in OpenFin's network include Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and the Royal Bank of Canada....

 2021-09-14 02:00 

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20 largest exits in India...

Here's our regularly updated list of the biggest startup exits in India....

 2021-09-14 01:00 

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[Tech in Asia Conference] How Bukalapak became a publicly listed "all commerce" firm...

Hear from Bukalapak's CEO on its journey to becoming a publicly listed "all commerce" company....

 2021-09-13 12:35 

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Reports of Shopee launching app to rival TikTok inaccurate, says source...

Shopee is in the early stages of testing a social feature that will be complementary to its gaming and livestreaming services....

 2021-09-13 11:17 

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VinaCapital Ventures backs Vietnamese insurtech firm...

GlobalCare offers a platform that allows insurance companies and agents to sell non-life insurance policies through a cloud-based app....

 2021-09-13 10:41 

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Vietnamese BNPL startup banks $1.8m from ex-Affirm employees, others...

The latest round comes nearly six months after Fundiin secured funding from 1982 Ventures and Zone Startups Ventures....

 2021-09-13 10:22 

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Vietnam leads Southeast Asia in healthcare spending, report says...

Southeast Asia has seen a 2.5x growth in the number of funding deals in the e-health space, with telemedicine leading the way....

 2021-09-13 09:41 

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China Roundup: Xiaomi set to sell cars within three years...

Also, Ximalaya, an audio-sharing platform, is mulling a Hong Kong IPO after shelving its US listing plans....

 2021-09-13 09:30 

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Binance launched a feature to skirt Singapore's ban and then removed it...

We look at a loophole that could let Binance users sidestep MAS orders and the startup that partnered with its country's largest bank to launch a property app...

 2021-09-13 09:21 

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India video apps have 4x more influencers than TikTok did pre-ban, report says...

The short-form video ecosystem in India clocked in over 200 million monthly active users in March 2021....

 2021-09-13 09:06 

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Brinc, The Chennai Angels launch new accelerator for Indian startups...

Called TechBlazers, the three-month intensive program will provide participants with a minimum investment of US$50,000....

 2021-09-13 07:54 

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Jungle, Alpha JWC join Indonesian digital verification startup's pre-series A round...

One of Vida's founders is Niki Luhur, is former CEO of Kartuku a payment gateway company acquired by Gojek in 2018....

 2021-09-13 07:09 

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India Roundup: Zomato shuts down grocery delivery business, and other news...

Also, Walmart-owned Flipkart's gross merchandize value will likely cross US$20 billion in 2021....

 2021-09-13 06:39 

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Indonesian insurtech firm nets $1m, emerges from stealth mode...

Rey Assurance aims to integrate managed care, pharmacy, telemedicine, and other solutions under a single roof....

 2021-09-13 06:36 

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Gojek-backed investment app secures $35m funding to launch new products...

Pluang's services can be accessed through its own platform, as well as a mini-app inside the apps of tech giants such as Gojek, Dana, and Bukalapak....

 2021-09-13 05:00 

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Will GoTo's SEA story entice enough investors?...

Following the sale of Gojek's Thai unit, IPO-bound GoTo must decide whether to position itself as a regional firm or an Indonesia-focused business....

 2021-09-13 04:32 

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China set to split Alipay, wants separate loans app...

Other online lenders in the country will also be affected by the new set of rules, the Financial Times reported....

 2021-09-13 04:15 

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Ad money moves to retail media as brands vie for attention on crowded marketplaces...

Competition among sellers is heating up online, and merchants are now looking for better, more measurable advertising channels....

 2021-09-13 03:50 

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Jungle Ventures' fourth fund hits first close of $225m...

The new fund will inject up to US$15 million into firms' series B rounds....

 2021-09-13 03:33 

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Hobbyist shopping platform extends series A to $4m...

Thailand-based Mercular already raised US$3 million in the round earlier this year....

 2021-09-13 03:02 

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Bangladeshi transport app secures $1.2m to fuel national expansion...

Since its inception, Jatri has facilitate 3.5 million transactions for transport tickets with thousands of bus partners in three Bangladesh cities....

 2021-09-13 02:00 

Tech in Asia

20 largest exits in China...

Here's our regularly updated list of the biggest startup exits in China....

 2021-09-12 02:00 

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20 largest exits in Indonesia...

Here's our regularly updated list of the biggest startup exits in Indonesia....

 2021-09-11 09:30 

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An ecosystem is only as good as its investors...

Caocao, Deepbrain AI, KiotViet, and more startups raised funds this week....

 2021-09-11 02:00 

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20 largest exits in Singapore...

Here's our regularly updated list of the biggest startup exits in Singapore....

 2021-09-10 13:50 

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China Roundup: Augmented reality firm raises $42m, and other news...

More: Ximalaya withdraws plans for a US listing, while streaming giants amend their membership systems after getting criticism....

 2021-09-10 13:32 

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India Roundup: Udaan names co-founder Vaibhav Gupta as CEO, and other news...

More: Edtech firm Lido Learning nets US$10 million in a round led by Ronnie Screwvala's Unilazer Ventures....

 2021-09-10 11:47 

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Temasek tags Philippine platform Lucky Shopping as scam...

The investment platform supposedly offers a daily income of US$2 to US$140 for its users, according to several recruitment posts on Facebook....

 2021-09-10 11:38 

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Serial entrepreneur Patrick Grove mulls listing SPAC in Singapore...

The Catcha Group chairman is reportedly in talks with the Singapore Exchange regarding the SPAC listing, Bloomberg reported....

 2021-09-10 09:30 

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Indonesia: Who are the new kids in startup town?...

The young Indonesian startups that are making waves and how Oyo and Microsoft plan to create the "next-gen" hospitality experience...

 2021-09-10 08:42 

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Embattled Reebonz files for voluntary liquidation...

The Business Times reports that the luxury marketplace can no longer continue its business due to its existing liabilities....

 2021-09-10 07:21 

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Indian used-car marketplace nets $258.6m in new funding...

Cars24 has raised fresh investments from DST Asia, Alpha Wave Incubation, Tencent, and others, reported Entrackr....

 2021-09-10 06:06 

Tech in Asia

Indian D2C player eyes $1.4b valuation for 2022 IPO...

BoAt, which sells headphones, earphones, and wearables, is currently valued at around US$280 million....

 2021-09-10 06:00 

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Deep Dive: India's D2C boom...

Direct-to-consumer businesses in India are raking in hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. What's behind this rising phenomenon?...

 2021-09-10 05:59 

Tech in Asia

Sea raises $6b in equity, bond sale...

Sea raised US$3.5 billion through the equity deal, the largest by a Southeast Asian firm....

 2021-09-10 05:49 

Tech in Asia

Binance rolls out then drops feature that would have let users skirt local bans...

Binance was ordered to cease its payment services in Singapore but a feature appears to give residents a way around the restriction....

 2021-09-10 05:14 

Tech in Asia

Traveloka joins $36m round of East Ventures-backed Sirclo...

The Indonesian firm helps brands sell online through multiple channels via its SaaS platform, and it is developing a financing solution for MSMEs....

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